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===Political Life=== In 1950 or 1951, Curtis and his wife Katherine moved from San Antonio, Texas to Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 13 Dec 1959 the ''Big Spring Daily Herald'' reports "Curtis Dall Named D&E Board Member" : "Curtis B. Dall, Philadelphia has been named to the board of directors of the Big Spring Exploration Company." Dall became involved with the "...racist Right's ill-fated efforts at forming a third party..."<sup>[[#Footnotes 5|S]]</sup>. In 1960 the Texas-based Constitution Party put-up retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Merritt B. Curtis for president. (see [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=84087345¤tResult=18&src=search&firstvisit=true ''Logansport Pharos-Tribune'', 25 Apr 1960, page 7], "Constitution Party Picks Its Candidates") Dall the then-editor of ''Task Force'' magazine in Washington, had his name put in for vice-presidential nominee, but lost to B.M. Miller. In 1962 in a hearing before Congress, Dall describes himself as "Chairman of the Board of Policy for Liberty Lobby." Dall testified in Washington in May 1963, in front of the Senate Finance Committee, and against President Kennedy's trade policies. Syndicated columnist Drew Pearson, in an editorial, 1 Jun 1963 (see ''Ogden Standard-Examiner'') reports that "...Dall charged that Kennedy's trade policies were dreamed up by his 'political bosses and mentors' whom he identified ominously as 'the political Zionist planners for absolute rule, via one world government....[They] have gained the power to influence while remaining themselves in the shade..." On 21 Jul 1964, the ''Advocate'' of Victoria, Texas reported that the "Constitution Party Seeks New Standard Bearer". It "threw open its presidential nomination to anyone who is willing to promote the principles of constitutional government." This happened because George Wallace withdrew his name as their favored candidate. Three people mentioned as possible candidates, were: "Curtis Dall of Philadelphia, national chairman...; P.A. Del Valle retired Marine Corps lieutenant general...; and W Frank Horne publisher". In 1966/7 Curtis wrote the book for which he is most cited today, ''F.D.R. My Exploited Father-In-Law'', in which he speaks of his ex-father-in-law, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Franklin's relationship with, as Curtis saw them, the corrupt power of the banking elite of the time. On the back cover of this 1967 edition it states :"An ardent conservative Mr. Dall is a member of the Christian Crusade National Advisory Board; is a member of the Executive Board of 'We The People'; and works actively for conservatism in national politics." In 1968, his name was filed for the Presidential primaries in New Hampshire. In 1971, he was Chairman of the Liberty Lobby<sup>[[#Footnotes 5|T]]</sup> He retired as chairman in 1982. It was possibly in connection with this group that he was said to introduce, in 1974, speaker [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_H._Freedman Benjamin H Freedman], who was also one of the people named in the Acknowledgements section of Curtis' book ''F.D.R: My Exploited Father-in-Law''.
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